Vectors
Chapter 3: Vectors Conceptual problems
3.C.7
(5.00)
A small crab fishing boat travels from Colon City on the Pacific Ocean, through
the Panama Canal, to Panama City on the Atlantic Ocean. A large cruise ship
travels from Colon City to Panama City by sailing all the way around the Cape
Horn at the southern tip of South America. Do these two voyages have equal
displacement vectors?
Yes No
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Section 0: Introduction
3.0.1
(5.00)
Use the simulation in the interactive problem in Section 3.0 to answer the
following questions. Assume that the simulation is reset before each part and
give each answer in the form (
x
,
y
). (a) What is the displacement to Ed's Fuel
Depot? (b) What is the displacement to Joe's Diner? (c) What is the
displacement to Silver's Gym?
(a) (
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km,
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km)
(b) (
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km,
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km)
(c) (
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km,
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Section 1: Scalars
3.1.1
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The Earth has a mass of 5.97×10
24
kg. The Earth's Moon has a mass of
7.35×10
22
kg. How many Moons would it take to have the same mass as the
Earth?
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Section 3: Polar notation
3.3.1
(5.00)
The tugboat Lawowa is returning to port for the day. It has a speed of 7.00
knots. The heading to the Lawowa's port is 37.0° west of north. If due east is 0°,
what is the tug's heading as a vector in polar notation?
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 Spring '08
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 Cartesian Coordinate System, René Descartes, submissions, Panama City

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